About Arthur Ashe Stadium
Arthur Ashe Stadium
With a capacity of more than 23,000, it’s the biggest professional tennis stadium in the world. It’s also named after one of the most famous tennis players ever. Located in the famous Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, surrounded by more amenities you can shake a stick at, it’s the perfect place for anyone looking to enjoy this jewel of a pro sports venue.
The History of Arthur Ashe Stadium
Built to replace the aging Louis Armstrong Stadium, Arthur Ashe Stadium opened its doors for the first time in 1997. Right from the beginning, it was hailed as the largest tennis-only stadium in the world, but the Arthur Ashe Stadium of today has since grown even bigger and better. In fact, the inclusion of a retractable cloth roof starting in 2013, means that this venue can handle just about any type of weather without breaking a sweat. No rain delays are going to slow down this arena!
What’s So Special About Arthur Ashe Stadium Events?
Arthur Ashe Stadium is more than just the biggest tennis venue in the world – it’s also located in one of the biggest and most popular multi-use parks anywhere. Situated in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, it’s not just a stone’s throw from the Mets at Citi Field but also the world-famous Unisphere, the Queens Zoo, the New York State Pavilion, and any number of other attractions. There’s always something to do and something to see, making any visit one you’ll never forget!
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Arthur Ashe Stadium located?
Arthur Ashe Stadium is located at Flushing Meadows–Corona Park in Queens, New York.
What kind of events does Arthur Ashe Stadium host?
Since it opened, Arthur Ashe Stadium has been the primary venue for the US Open Tennis Championship every year. But tennis isn’t the only pro sports played at this stadium. The venue can be reconfigured for basketball, and in fact, made history as the site of the first open-air WNBA game in 2008 between the New York Liberty and the Indiana Fever. More recently, Arthur Ashe Stadium has been used as an e-sports venue as well, with the Fortnite World Cup held there in 2019
Which team is playing at Arthur Ashe Stadium?
As this is a tennis stadium no team plays here.
Where can I park for free at Arthur Ashe Stadium?
Parking is available but is limited. It is recommended you arrive early to Arthur Ashe Stadium events to secure your spot, and/or purchase parking. Due to traffic, we recommend public transport as an easier and cheaper option.
What is the seating capacity of Arthur Ashe Stadium?
As the largest tennis stadium in the world, Arthur Ashe Stadium sporting events can seat up to 23,771 people.
Who owns Arthur Ashe Stadium?
Arthur Ashe Stadium is owned by the USTA.
How do I get to Arthur Ashe Stadium using public transport?
Both the MTA and NYC Subway’s Line 7 serve the stadium. Ride to Mets–Willets Point, and arrive at the Arthur Ashe Stadium event with time to spare.